The Conference

Metal 2022


The sessions of the conference will be held in Suomenlinna, which is both a sea fortress and a set of eight inhabited islands some 4 km Southeast from the city centre.

Suomenlinna From Above by Super Otus / Helsinki Marketing

Conference Venue

The Venue

Tenaille von Fersen is one of the most important buildings in Suomenlinna. It was built in 1775 as the granary of the island’s bakery and its vaulted tile ceilings and grand windows give the space a unique atmosphere.

Image by Suomenlinnan hoitokunta

Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception

The Welcome reception will be held at the Banquet Hall of the Helsinki City Hall, which was first established as Hotel Seurahuone in 1833 and designed by German-born achitect Carl Ludvig Engel. The hotel closed in 1913 and the building was officially inaugurated as the Helsinki City Hall in 1932.

Image by Helsinki Convention Bureau

The Finnish National Museum

The Finnish National Museum

The Finnish National Museum is one of the hosts of the Metal2022 Conference. The ceiling of its entrance hall features images by renown Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela of the Kalevala, Finnish work of epic poetry by Elias Lönnrot.

Image by the Finnish National Museum

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Covid-19 Info

At Metal 2022 we take your health and safety seriously, and will do our very best to ensure the conference is as safe as possible for everybody involved. With regards to COVID-19 we abide by the regulations and guidelines of the Finnish Government, which can be found here, and follow the development of the pandemic closely.


  • March 15, 2021: Call for papers opens
  • April 19, 2021: Call for papers closes
  • June 21, 2021: Call for posters opens
  • November 30, 2021: Call for posters closes
  • By the end of February, 2022: Announcement of the preliminary programme
  • September 3–4, 2022: Workshops
  • September 5, 2022: Welcome reception
  • September 6, 2022: Conference dinner
  • September 5–9, 2022: Metal 2022 Conference
  • September 8, 2022: Poster session
  • September 9, 2022: Farewell reception
  • September 10, 2022: Tours and daytrips


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